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Resources and Training for People of Color

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People of Color (POC) is an umbrella term representing many racial and ethnic communities. While rates of suicide attempts and completions differ amongst POC groups, they share common experiences of historical and current discrimination and trauma. They also often have limited access to culturally appropriate and respectful behavioral healthcare that may impact suicide risk. Increasing access to appropriate and respectful healthcare and eliminating discrimination and prejudice will positively impact mental health disparities in these communities.

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Asian Communities

A community center that provides family, social, and educational services for the Southeast Asian community in Rhode Island.

Black Communities

A national organization with a mission to develop, promote and sponsor trusted culturally relevant educational forums, training, and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and their communities.

A national organization with a mission to develop, promote and sponsor trusted culturally relevant educational forums, training, and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and their communities.

Latinx Communities

The Latino Mental Health Network of Rhode Island aims to recruit and retain aspiring and current Latinx/multilingual mental health providers by providing support and professional development.

Tribal/Indigenous Communities

Eligible Tribal Members and other eligible American Indians and Alaskan Natives can receive direct, on-site medical, community health nursing, and behavioral healthcare services. Learn more from the Narragansett Indian Tribe Health and Human Services

A national education and advocacy organization that works with Native youth on reservations, in rural villages, and in urban spaces to improve their health, safety, and overall well-being. CNAY was originally created to raise awareness on issues including teen suicide prevention among native youth.

A comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them.

General POC resources

Information on POC communities and suicide risk.

A website to find therapists that focus on the needs of people with marginalized identities, including People of Color.

A website you can use to search for behavioral health providers who are People of Color in your local area. 

Training is available for People of Color

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers this suicide prevention training available for general audiences with specific modules for seniors, LGBTQ people, and workplace settings.

Now Matters Now, a skills-based site grounded in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, offers free training for those with suicidal thoughts, substance or mental health problems or their family members and friends. It also offers courses for healthcare, crisis, peer support service and school counseling providers.

A course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It focuses on reaching out to provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

A one-hour training focused on “gatekeepers”—people in a position to recognize a crisis and do something about it. A gatekeeper can be a friend, coworker, teacher, boss, or parent.